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    Just watched this video, not checked mine yet but I don’t think yours sounds healthy at all. :(
    Will check shortly but I’m certain they don’t sound like this having owned two.
     
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    Just listened to that, no way that's normal, sounds like a ratchet!!
     
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    @JJ! - did you did you say you were local to mpb? They have 4 in stock, so you might be able to go compare it against them.

    It does sound loud in your video but it's all relative. I heard it on my phone and it seemed normal but on my computer its much louder.

    I didn't have any issues with the noise. It was slightly louder than the my previous 70-200mm f4. So just thought they used similar gearing inside.
     
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    Video probably sounds louder and remember phone is quite close to the lens.

    Checked against one in Jessops and it also made same noise. Be interested to know if yours does if doesn’t!
     
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    Always my thought when I go in there,idiots
     
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    Yeah I think it’s normal but people on here are now making me doubt things!

    Tried 2 different lenses on 2 bodies and all combos make the noise!!
     
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    Just tested mine and as I suspected, mine is silent apart from when half pressing the shutter which drives the AF motors.
    Are you running the latest firmware?
     
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    you have a special lens or every one else's lens is exactly the opposite :p

    The AF is (near) silent. But it makes noise when turned on. My 70-200 f4 did it, plenty of a-mount Sony lenses do it. I have seen it on many Sony lenses.

    As JJ! Mentioned the sound is probably amplified in the recording but it's there for sure. Even on new lenses.
     
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    Ahhh so it's only when on and off, I thought you were racking focus and it was grinding like that. If the one in Jessops does the same thing it's probably fine and a characteristic.
     
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    Just re-tested it.
    Yes, I can confirm the noise is there but that’s normal when you turn on and off the body.
    It sounds a lot worse on the video so I had to put my ear closer to hear it.

    It’s normal
     
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    Yes just when power on and off! Video sounds worse as phone was close to lens!
     
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    It’s one beast of a lens the GM.
    In fact, they all are, lol :D
    Hopefully we see the FE 24mm f1.4 GM and FE 135mm f1.8 GM announced later this month :D
    GAS is bubbling following the Fuji XT-3 announcement :)
     
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    stop tempting me to get the 70-200 gm!
     
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    How’s the sigma 105?
     
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    Lol what about the FE 400mm f2.8 GM bad boi? :D
     
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    Now what focus to use. Spot, flexi spot, flexi spot small etc etc so many choices!
     
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    IMAGES!!! :eek: I thought you Sony bunch had forgotten how to take them :D Nice to see some in here for a change. Looks a lovely countryside that too
     
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    @twist, can you link me that video about the A7III and the focus hold thing again? I can't find it in the thread. :)
     
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    Spot on! I used afc nearly all the time on the d750 but occasionally wanted a very quick still image. This is perfect.

    What’s everyone’s most accurate option for tracking (not eyes) sports?

    I see there is a lock on AF or is it a safer bet to use something like flexible spot? The vast majority of the time my subjects are centre frame?
     
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    Then probably centre or flexible spot.
     
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    Will give them both a go!

    Need to change my Tenba bag over for the slim version now. Its a bit to wide for the Sony.
     
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    Could I pick your brains about video please...having read p62,69-72 of the manual I'm still feeling somewhat challenged:

    I have a pny 64Gig card in a pny adaptor on an A7ii.
    I'm guessing as I've never changed settings, when I press the red button (auto?) it should record about 9 minutes per 8gig, so over an hour on the current pny card at an average quality?

    So what do the 3 file format settings mean in the real world...which to use?
    The record settings are the quality in bits, but then there is a 'dual video' setting?
    What does recording in apparently highest quality 'xavc s' at 60p 50m actually do to recording times?

    And, I remember you folk discussing this, what are the best cards I can buy at the moment? To get highest quality recordings for longest period of time and fastest transfer?

    And for example, can the highest quality 60minute video be transferred onto a 256 gig USB?
     
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    Thanks Trevor.
    A lovely part of the country.
    LINK
     
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    I'll post some shots on the 105mm later on
     
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    Screenshot_20180914-153144_eBay.jpg anyone buy these batteries from eBay?
     
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    I wouldn't touch that with a barge pole....looks FAR too good to be true.
     
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    Was thinking that
     
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    I wouldn't touch that with your barge pole!
     
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    I wouldn't touch you at all.not my type
     
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    I am THIS close getting another A73 today, LCE don't take Amex and I really want to get it through that to earn my air miles !
     
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    There are quite a few on eBay at that price noticed some of the feedback said fake battery.
     
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    Mate, you wouldn't get near me with your stripey fungus athletes foot socks :p :D
     
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    What a waste of money, you should get a Z7 or EOS R, much more sensible.
     
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    I rather get a X-T3 than a EOS R.....Did I just say that?
     
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